Survivalist Diaries facilitates the necessary life coaching a person needs to become ready to face the challenges of our lives and times. We support healthy, commonsense prepping and readiness. We reject unhealthy mindsets (conspiracy theories, lunatic SHTF scenarios, etc.) that conspire against the goal of being prepared.
above video (click title above) does a good job of beginning a person’s venture into 360-degree
awareness. It is worth a watch.
want to be Jason Bourne. It really is that simple. Call me a big fan of Matt
Damon’s portrayal of that character. So many times in the movies, Bourne knows
what to do because of his 360-degree awareness.
awareness is one important skill to develop that enhances a person's
psychological stability in normal situations and in a crisis.
often we preppers are labeled as being paranoid because we are always thinking
and questioning, but that is not paranoia. Paranoia is an irrational fear that
something is up.
contrast, preppers have a rational belief that something could happen and thus
we question more and pay attention more. And that is a good thing.
awareness is a tool that has many common sense applications. It’s not just for
TEOTWAWKI (the end of the world as we know it).
example, when you enter a space, immediately examine its context.
and take in everything about the situation.
the mood and evaluate whether the set point of the situation is normal/calm,
heightened, or depressed. Your safety depends on you being aware.
evaluate the people in the room for their set points. Some will be oblivious to
matters, others highly engaged, and still others who will be—like you—getting
not saying that a crisis will erupt, but if one should, you will know who your
potential allies and obstacles will be.
something happen, you will be more calm because you assessed the set point
before anything went down.
of your heightened awareness, you may be the one who saves lives because
deescalating chaos makes you safer.
awareness should also be practiced when driving.
annoys me to see people driving and texting.
I am constantly scanning the road conditions, I can see which vehicles are not
maintaining a true course in their lane. Those drivers are texting. They have
no business that is so important that it makes inattention to driving is OK.
don’t care about their safety, but they have no business jeopardizing my
will go one step further.
of my cars have hands-free connectivity so I can talk on the phone as I drive. This
technology was invented to allow drivers to have both hands on the wheel and
thereby improve safety, but that is an illusion as we shall soon see.
do I answer the phone in my car. Granted I will pick up if I get a call from my
daughter that I was not expecting, but I usually hit the hang-up button on the
steering wheel and send the person to voicemail.
on the phone diverts my attention from the scanning of road conditions. Talking
on the phone engages my mind in a microcosm with the person who called me and
that takes my attention away from the macrocosm of everything going on around me.
are no different. The technology that was designed to make it safe to talk on the phone while driving does nothing of the sort.
none of us is so vital to anything that we need to be on the phone 24-7
mindlessly prattling on about nothing.
stimuli that divert your attention and get back to your 360-degree awareness.